Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If your best friend can’t get you into trouble, who can?

  2. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    2,50…..not 2500!!!

  3. Flashold

    Flashold said, over 2 years ago

    Was the bet in bit-coins?

  4. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @LX013

    Zwei tausend fünfhundert US-Dollar

  5. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe if YOU were five inches higher, Calvin.

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    Yep.

    For certain applications like engineering and land surveys, it’s actually better than the metric system. We had to learn to do both systems when I studied engineering. It’s less confusing to have a unit of mass that is actually a unit of mass, rather than being used for “weight” like the kilogram. Weight is a force, not mass. The English system uses force units for weight. While I can think in inches and feet, I also can think in millimeters and centimeters. We used to call that the “calibrated eyeball” where you’ve done so many measurements that you can see a length or difference in length to a small fraction of an inch or in mm. I did so many concrete pours (before infrastructure was abandoned in the 1990s) that I could look at the concrete and be within 1/2inch or so of of the measurement of slump. Didn’t use tiny units like pascals much, though. Used PSI or KSI. Got to where I could tap concrete with a hammer and tell you within 100 PSI of how much pressure it would take to break it. One fellow at the same lab could do it within ten PSI.

  7. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 2 years ago

    Hobbes has a little ledger to keep track of Calvin’s debt to him.

  8. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Only 2,,,50 US Dollar!

  9. DottorCasa

    DottorCasa said, over 2 years ago

    @LX013

    In the USA and UK the use of “,” and “.” with numbers is the opposite to mainland Europe. See http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000087.htm

  10. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 2 years ago

    @LX013

    This would be the 25th time Calvin has lost to Hobbes. $2500 debt.

  11. quints

    quints said, over 2 years ago

    old dog flunked math. Calvin has lost 100 times unless there are varying amounts of bets.

  12. rshive

    rshive said, over 2 years ago

    Calvin may be a great sculptor. But his throwing accuracy is spotty. He misses Susie sometimes too. Must be the pressure with a bet on.

  13. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, over 2 years ago

    @LX013

    Hobbes not have more….

  14. Dunestrider

    Dunestrider said, over 2 years ago

    @quints

    For being a know-it-all, your own math leaves a lot to be desired.

  15. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 2 years ago

    He can’t have lost a $100 bet and only owe 2 dollars 50 cents, unless he had a previous positive balance, and knowing Calvin, that seems unlikely. In the U.S. we use the decimal point to separate dollars and cents, and the comma to separate every three digits left of the decimal (thousands, millions, etc.) So $2,500 here in the U.S. (where this comic was written) is 25 hundred dollars.

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